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Second Biennial Exhibition: Part Two—Watercolors and Pastels
Feb 18–Mar 18, 1936

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“. . . alive with interest; rich in experimentation, in varied points of view.” —The New York Times

“. . . this show appears, all in all, intensely American.” —The New York Times

“. . . as fine an exhibition of the work being done in water color and pastel as any seen by your reviewer in recent years.” —The American Magazine of Art

“. . . it takes a show like this to demonstrate that the unknown beside the known artist often looks as well, if not better.” —Parnassus

“The show offers, through a wide selection and variety of taste, a pretty comprehensive outline of what artists are thinking in paint, and what currents are flowing through the artistic opinions of today.” —The Washington Post



A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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